Story Time

Join us for in-library and online Story Times

Sign up for Story Times using the registration links below, or view all in-library or online Story Times and register for them on the ORL's Events Calendar.

Story times at the Library

Check in with your nearest library branch to see what they may be offering for Story Times, and to view registration details.  


Online Story Times

Join in for these online programs no matter where you live! Register online to get the Microsoft Teams link information. Please include your email!  Need help getting started with Teams? Download our Teams Help Sheet [PDF] or, view our help tutorial.


A little girl reads a book to a bear, lion, elephant, and fox.

Online Family Story Time

Register online | Weekly on Wednesdays | 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM PT

Starts October 5. Wonderful stories, rhymes and songs will keep the family dancing, singing and learning together! Brought to you by Ardie from Salmon Arm Library. 


A bear in an astronaut suit floats in space while reading a book.

Virtual Pyjama Story Time

Register Online | Weekly on Tuesdays | 6:30 to 7:15 PM PT

Snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time! Featuring longer books, songs and rhymes. Don’t forget your Stuffie! Recommended for children 3 to 6 years but all are welcome!


More Online Fun for Families

Hands showing ASL fingerspelling for the word, Smile

American Sign Language Basics for Kids

Register Online | Mondays, September 12 to October 24 | 4:00 to 5:00 PM PT

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Now is the time! Learn the basics of American Sign Language and gain exposure to deaf culture in a fun, engaging, creative way. Your experienced teacher will use rhymes, stories, and games to help you learn a new language. There are 6 classes in this program. As this is a popular program, please ensure you can commit to all classes before you register. No class on Thanksgiving. Presented by Rutland Library.


A black cat reads a book while atop a bookshelf, spiders hang down from webs.

Halloween Puppet Show

Register online | Thursday, October 27 | 3:30 to 4:00 PM PT. 

Join us online for a silly, spooky Halloween puppet show! Presented by Downtown Kelowna Library.


Be Aware - Inclusion Matters!

Register online | Thursday, November 17 | 9:00 to 9:30 AM PT

Recommended for Grades K-5. Ambassadors from the Rick Hansen Foundation will share their experiences. The presentation focuses on disability awareness, and the importance of including people with disabilities. Students hear how understanding and kindness are the first steps to make sure those with disabilities are never left out. School classes, homeschoolers and individuals are all welcome to register.  Presented by Youth Services & The Rick Hansen Foundation.


Santa Claus and reindeer puppets.

Christmas Puppet Show

Registration details coming soon | Thursday, December 8 | 3:30 to 4:00 PM PT

Join us online for a fun, festive holiday puppet show! Presented by Downtown Kelowna Library


Enjoy Story Time anytime, watch our Oral Stories videos


Check out the Oral Stories Playlist on the ORL's YouTube Channel.

Story Time celebrates the joys of language and story through the use of music, puppets, picture books, storytelling, and more!

Story Time programs...

  • Are fun! 
  • Build social skills
  • Stimulate the imagination
  • Strengthen parent-child bonding
  • Strengthen language, listening and visual skills